Bauhaus and Der Blaue Reiter… World Language Lessons for the day are over.

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure you do things differently from everyone else.” Sara Blakely (inventor of SPANX and youngest Self Made Female BILLIONAIRE – 10 Lessons I Learned from Sarah Blakely – Forbes Magazine)

Art Foundations: Oil Pastels and you!

If you were to be a ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE Photograph… what rules of thumb would you use to be “perfect”?


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the positive and negative space of the branches as well as the use of the OIL PASTELS.

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB and discuss the Differences in one and two point perspective.

Drawing: Kandinsky and the Bauhaus

What do you recognize from yesterday’s conversation? Are the colors the Kandinsky theme? Are they yours?


  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What NEW ideas can you EXPRESS about COLOR and SHAPE in the art you created today?

AP Studio Art: Draw and Paint and Make Your Art

How are your ideas coming together? How are you?


  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What have you come up with? What materials are you planning on using? How does it fit into your current body of work?

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius

BREAKING ART NEWS! Francis Bacon Triptych Sells for $148 Million

What does $148 Million Dollars Look Like? This! Click on the painting above to read the BBC Article on this Auction record and see the video. Munch must be SCREAMing in his grave! [This] “File photo shows a journalist looking at Francis Bacon’s paintings ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ (1969) during an exhibition at the Borghese museum in Rome, on September 30, 2009 (AFP/File, Vincenzo Pinto)”

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

It is all in how you line things up…

Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – FINAL PROJECT!

Richard Estes – Painting of a Cityscape… What has your cityscape / neighborhood scape got in it?

CITY SCAPE / NEIGHBORHOOD EXAMPLES: HERE – Under Art Foundations: Neighborhoods / City Scape Link

Broad Museum RIGHT NEXT TO GEHRY’s in LA. Click on image for 3 minute video.


  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork.

Review with neighbors the progress of the cityscape and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings?

Advanced Drawing: Hallway Drawings – Oils? I Hope So!

While this is ONE point perspective… how have they used COLOR to RAMP THINGS UP?


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What do you need to do differently for tomorrow to be successful with these materials in the hallways? How did today go?

AP Studio Art: Concentration and ADVENTURES (click THERE for the story)… PHOTOGRAPH? Build your digital portfolio.

AAArghh.. Although he is NOT a very scary pirate… not in the least.


  1. 1.2 Create works of Visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems – How are COMPOSITION and ORGANIZATION holding your work together to COMMUNICATE your message?

Working in class over the past 2 weeks – what have you accomplished – SHARE! What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow?

Are you on TARGET with your GOALS? Jasper Johns is.

CELEBRATE MY RIDE – Help WUHS win a 100,000 grant by VOTING and PLEDGING your Safe Driving Habits:


“Aim higher in case you fall short.”

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Aim for the target… what are you setting your eyes on the target!

~~~ Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective Windows and Doors

Richard Estes – New York Artist who dealt with Photo realism. Click on the painting for his BIO!


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates how you understand the ideas of 2 point perspective and creating windows and doors.

Review with neighbors the process of perspective center and drawing windows and doors and inside walls, floors, and ceilings. Write your most difficult challenge in the GOALS REFLECTION for today and then share that with your neighbor.

~~~ Advanced Drawing: Last day on Pencil Abstractions – Critique tomorrow.

Willem de Kooning (American, born the Netherlands, 1904–1997) Oil and enamel on paper, mounted on wood


  1. 2.3 RESOLVE artworks that solve visual challenges
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art (NON-Objective from direct observation)

Is there a CONSCIOUS thought as to the positive / negative space in this work? Are you thinking about how the values are working together? Is it still challenging for you to see non-objective inside the real observable objects? Do you UNDERSTAND how you can develop STRONG ideas that are outside of the comfort zone, outside of your art making toolbox? Are you going to be ready for the critique tomorrow?

~~~ AP Studio Art: Critique!

How do we critique an artwork? Let’s look at the worksheets from last time AND the link from the image Above…



  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value (Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.)
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

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